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Anti-express – an original type of bets

Anti-express - an original type of bets

Let’s delve deeper into the concept of “anti-express”. In the world of sports betting, you can find almost anything, including a type of bet called “Anti-express”. It’s also a combination bet, but compared to the classic “express”, it works on an entirely opposite principle. Initially, it was a feature of individual bookmakers, but over time it has gained more and more fans and appears in lineups more often.

The essence of the “anti-express” 

Is essentially captured in its name. To win with this offer, it’s necessary for at least 1 selection out of all included in the combination to lose.

The coefficient for an anti-express is calculated quite intricately and interestingly. It’s better understood through a specific example. For instance, if the combination includes Bayern’s victory over Werder for 1.39 and Borussia Dortmund’s victory over Hertha for 1.23, if this were a classic multi-bet, its coefficient would be 1.71. If we translate this into a percentage expression, the probability of such an express passing would be approximately 58.49%. For an anti-express to succeed, one of the favorites, either Bayern or Borussia, must lose, or even just draw. The coefficient for the anti-express is calculated “in reverse”, meaning the coefficient of a regular express is subtracted from 100%. In our case, it’s 58.49, which means our “anti-express” is offered with a probability of 41.51%, or approximately 2.40. However, it’s important to remember that the bookmaker will still apply their margin. So, the coefficient might drop to around 2.2 or even 2.15, meaning the probability of success is formally estimated at around 46.3. The calculations are quite complex, but in the end, the player doesn’t need to do anything; everything is automatically calculated on the bookmaker’s website if such an option is available for players to use.

An important nuance: if an outcome that resulted in a refund is included in the anti-express (for example, the European “handicap” or “total”), then in such a case, the coefficient may even increase because the coefficient of the opposite express will ultimately be lower. However, even after this, at least 1 selection must still lose for the anti-express to be considered successful.

Moreover, while anti-express bets offer the potential for increased returns, they also carry inherent risks. Bettors must carefully assess the likelihood of each outcome and consider the impact of refunds or voided bets on their overall strategy. Additionally, maintaining discipline and managing bankroll effectively are crucial aspects of navigating anti-express bets successfully. By understanding these nuances and implementing informed decision-making, bettors can optimize their chances of achieving favorable outcomes in the complex landscape of sports betting.

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